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Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
can tell, pitted the father of american civil engineering against a fellow namedded john rendell, an albany native, prom innocent family in new york, he was a skilled surveyor, and the man who had just spent a dozen years laying out and mapping the future street grid of manhattan. we're here on 57th street because 200 years ago, john put markers for thousands of rectangle blocks on then what was a rural and rugged landscape. john, he's the background. the path of the canal in the mohawk valley was to be entirely along the southern bank of the river using feeders from the mohawk to water the canal, to get water into the canal. now, between connecting albany, the mohawk makes a big northward arc in the eastern section of the mohawk river, with the falls spilling the mohawk into the hudson. rendell involved himself in the process. he'd been asked to become an engineer on the erie canal. he said no, probably because he was b continuing his work in manhattan with other projects he was doing, but in any case, at a certain point, inserts himself into this issue of the eastern end of the can
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 10:30am EDT
. >> okay, keep them moving here. >> hi, my name is john. i've read all your books and this is very timely. [inaudible conversations] >> so i did to leave oklahoma? there's a lot of oil out there. you can't drill? >> i join the military, spent 20 years there. >> good for you. thank you for your service. thank you for coming. >> okay technically, no pictures. you can do them on signing. >> your dad? ibooks come out right before father's day. i hear that a lot. >> is actually my birthday. >> happy birth day. >> i meredith, by the way. >> i want to see where you were. >> i work at the center for public justice. >> what's that? [inaudible] >> good for you. that's a new group? [inaudible] >> for richard and cecilia? >> thank you. >> you don't have to. >> that's my aunt actually. >> nice to meet you. >> what's your name? >> hello, tim. >> i'm in sales that very rarely speechless. thank you. very nice to meet you. >> you should hang out when they're selling the book then. >> this is you? also encase i ever ever need dental work. >> deal that sent? [inaudible] >> thank you. thanks for comin
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, confidential e-mails from karl rove. i said no we are not. it was by john wooden. i said john wouldn't run to web site. they're pulling your leg. i said now. it was sent to me these e-mails from karl rove's office from the republican national committee that were meant for brent doster, the republican chairman of the bush campaign who today is the chairman of the florida romney campaign. now, bbc does not allow me to read other peoples e-mails and by the way how did this happen? apparently it was sent by one of rove's right-hand man, and right-hand claws named tim griffith. not the sharpest knife in the drawer which explains why he's he is a congressman today. so tim sent out these e-mails but instead of sending these private combatants of e-mails to the republican, to the web domain, rnc.com, he sent them to rnc.org which is the web site owned by my friend. now i'm not allowed to look at people's e-mails if they are accidentally sent to us, and unless there is evidence of criminality. so i brought the e-mails and look, i brought the e-mails to a law professor of robert f. kennedy jr. and h
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 9:30am EDT
wife of an in peach ex-president. that is how she made her name. still she was better than john mccain. and even in the obama hillary debate the questions going to obama were so soft ball saturday night live did a sketch on it with hillary being asked these intricate complicated policy questions and the moderator asking obama if he would like another fellow. that was a fair summary and the stunning thing was not how poorly obama did was the other one. [applause] >> if john mccain had been on the stage, we would be the ones with long faces. it was how magnificent mitt romney was and the first time obama had to face a tough opponent. his whole life he has been as long as you don't make fast moves white people will love you. by his account he was smoking pot and manage to transfer to one of the premier universities in america and from there rockets to harvard law school and president, only been president for two weeks and wednesday nobel priest -- peace prize. this was the first test he faced. he didn't do so well. you see it with stacy dash. it is as if as i wrote in my column they spend
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
states or rudy giuliani nor john edwards. we know that now. we didn't know that a couple years ago. elections look very different if you look at the record while they are going on as opposed to after the votes have been counted. most political commentators today summarize the election of 1932 led saying it was inevitable. the depression made of roosevelt's election inevitable, even herbert hoover knew that and in his own memoir he says he knew he was going to lose that election he just had to fight on to the very end. well, pretty shortly after i started doing my research the fact of the matter is very astute political commentators in 1932 were convinced that hoover had a good chance and the economy would be doing by to be better by 32 and franklin roosevelt was a weak candidate to be running against income. people like walter wittman 1932 as the campaign was getting under way. the candidates to oppose roosevelt to the democratic nomination if anyone of those other candidates had won the democratic nomination the democrats might very well have run a candidate to the right of herber
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 8:00am EDT
john taylor explained it, malthus was quote, in favor of resorting to law for professing. malthus teaches us in the english system one must devote one part of the community to death by famine or else to the necessity of living above half their lives without after tech shuns. according to taylor england was offering its people a stark choice between mass starvation on the one hand, or marital delay, population limitation and emotional private vision on the other. taylor even went so far as to use opposition to malthus as a means of justifying slavery. he taxed malthus with improposing a kind of moral slavery on his followers than was worse than any kind of legal slavery. is malthus, quote, proposes to introduced a system of celibacy taylor asked, who could fail to notice the difference in point of benevolence between indirect slavery to an absolute master, and direct slavery to an absolute master? in taylor's america even those subjected to quote, direct slavery to an absolute master retained the right to reproduce. in taylor's america then no matter all the other freedoms that wer
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 3:00pm EDT
vermont regiment and became a combat officer. his younger brother, john crandall, became a doctor and when the civil war began, he enlisted in the 16th of vermont regiment and that is one of the regiment that took discharge during gettysburg. after the battle, he took care of the vermont wounded on the battlefield. after the war, he goes west and joins george armstrong and the seventh calvary. he writes wonderful letters home about his adventures before little bit more. but his brother in the civil war, he is in the major fighting zones in the east. he survives and comes home in 1864. a friend of his from dartmouth goes to the top of one of the high mountains. they talk about the war and randall remarks that the battle of fredericksburg has a lifetime's worth of experience. he goes back toward, the vermont brigade is in the overland campaign. he survives the great battle at spotsylvania, and then it is cool and he survives the big attack, but on the seventh day of june, 1854, a sharpshooter from the long-distance kills him dead. his body is brought back here to burlington. we are
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 6:45pm EDT
. they started on january 1, 1962, bit president john f. kennedy. the reason why he started the seals, he wanted to have a force -- seal stand for sea, air and land commando. and president kennedy wanted to have a force of people, dedicated and highly trained force, he could put into difficult situations who could not only respond tactically and using physical courage but could also respond and use their minds and be thoughtful about working in some very difficult, dangerous situations, and his theory, the international relations theory was called the flexible response, and the deal was the united states needed to respond in a flexible manner, not just using nuclear weapons which was the theory at the time. we needed to be able to respond in a flexible manner to any threat and that led to the development of the seal team. >> care to comment about the latest book about bin laden raid? >> sure. the question was, would i care today to comment on the latest book about the bin laden raid? i don't think that was a good -- is a good book to write. one is i've got tremendous respect for admir
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
included john adams, thomas jefferson and james madison as well as washington and monroe. for slavery, the founding fathers bequeathed a more complicated legacy than lincoln reported, and evidently wanted to believe. in the crisis, lincoln never spoke publicly to the south, but he did write some private letters to a few southerners who had written to him. in these letters lincoln would talk about slavery and talk about right and wrong, telling the southerners that they thought of it as right, and he thought of it as wrong. this is not new language for lincoln. as early as 1850, he told a former law partner that the slavery question can't be compromised. that was a logical statement from a man who -- shackled slaves as a continual torment to me. lincoln compared slavery and freedom to to wild beasts in sight of each other, but chains held apart. someday he predicted these deadly antagonists will break their bonds and then the question will be settled. a key reason for his opposition to stephen a. douglas, the great democrat from illinois, lay in what he saw as douglas' view on slavery. linc
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, john nichols, how many westerns have we seen that have the landscape? northern new mexico in particular has a very powerful draw in terms of its enchanted landscape. the official state nickname of new mexico is a land of enchantment which carries a whiff of new age mysticism with it and something warm and fuzzy and tends to obscure complicated reality. ultimately that is what desert america is about, how we imagine the desert or the desert has been imagined for us by many artistic representations that created this vision of the desert, that it is consumed, that it is bought and sold, hotels and hotels and tourist packages and how complicated the act would human geography of the place, the imagines place and the lived place. i am going to take you to northern new mexico briefly here. angela chosen northern new mexico. she is from central mexico, albuquerque. both of our families have issues with addiction. that was another point of encounter between us and she chose northern new mexico not to be next door to her family but close enough to visit and also because northern new me
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 8:30am EDT
chairman of the joint chiefs who sent it to classmate, john, and his other son graduated in 03 misleading sailors today. he wrote his connection to the cause. this nonprofit book, this humble book that is good for the country. and then mr. brokaw. for nine at the e-mailed his assistant. i tried really hard and i pushed and pushed, but i don't quite. and the final weeks, he submitted his blurb that has changed this book. i have some bad news. there is more security around tom brokaw and admiral mullen. [laughter] sewer with the next greatest generation? as the lead author of this project, i would say we are prepared for greatness. we served in unique ways. with blood and lost classmates and ship me and subordinates and seniors on the battlefield or you see that in this book. but when you deploy for your country in that way, it changes the way you want to serve at home. so how did the world war ii generation to? they made the ultimate sacrifice. they came home and with the engine of progress for this nation for the latter part of a century. we, the 2.5 million veterans who are co
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
sense of humor? and i don't mean what he said ted john kenneth dale about economic speeches. [laughter] hilarious. >> you know, he was a great storyteller, and he was a great joke teller. one of my favorite jokes that he has told was about the school teacher in desperate need of a job during the great depression. his little town of johnson, texas. there is an opening, and the school board meets with the school teacher. they asked him, well, do you teach that the world is round or flat? the poor fellow needed a job so bad he said, i can teach it either way. [laughter] i always thought that was interesting because if you look at lbj as an historian you can teach him either way. he is so vast, the personality that you can look at him in so many different ways. i think that joe, for me, has a certain resonance. >> mrs. johnson describes the trip there she took to china to me, and on that trip she had a rare delicacy of a thousand year old egg. and her comment was, i like them not more than two weeks of myself. [laughter] >> well, another good example, i think, of lbj humor was w
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and open it. there is john latham, stephen king, and me, and we are wearing robes. [laughter] [applause] [cheers] and we say now, you will learn. [laughter] honestly, it is easier than not. you just write. and you know what? stuff that you right at the beginning doesn't have to be very good. you just keep writing. that is the trick. four years ago i taught a science fiction five-week long, six-week long science-fiction boot camp. and i did week four, which is when everyone cries and has a nervous breakdown spirit and they did indeed do that. which was great. [laughter] at one point, one of my guys said how can you tell? can you tell which of us is going to make it. and i said no. he said, but some of us are brilliant, and can you tell? and i said no. the ones that are going to make it would be the ones that write and write and write. some of the ones who are brilliant have written brilliant stories and never write again, they are the ones who get in there and write everyday and finish their stories. then they write the next ones. and they will make it. i saw him about four mo
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 7:45pm EDT
much. [applause] >> thank you, john walsh salaam of, editor of large from msnbc analyst and author of the new book what's the matter with white people or i should say what's the matter with white people why we long for the golden age that never was. now it's time for questions from you. we have a few to get started with and i will probably come up with some of my own. let's ask one of these from the audience. one person would like to know can we have a democracy without a middle class? >> it's very hard. i think that's why we decided to create one after the twin traumas of the terrible depression and the worst war that we had ever seen. i think that we -- it's very hard to have a country where economic power is so concentrated in the hands of very few and they then raided the game to make sure that it continues both economic and political power is to be concentrated there. my book is critical of democrats in some ways. if you want to know why mitt romney pays a scandalously disgustingly low tax rate need to talk to some democrats. people i like and admire like chuck schumer the democr
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 3:00pm EST
chanting in unison, no, no, no. >> guest: look at john f. kennedy who came to the oval office truly unprepared to be president, and made many mistakes in the first year or more, including the bay of pigs and other mistakes he made. it is now generally conceded that kennedy, by the time he was assassinated, had grown in office considerably and understood how to deal with the military, how to deal with congress, how to deal with conflicting advisors advisors ao forth. i don't see this happening with barack obama. he has not brought in -- despite the fact he said he would have a team of rivals, other than hillary clinton, he has not brought in any rivals whatsoever. he is in fact hardly used his capitol at all and has create edgars who -- created these guards who are like minded of him, czars, including a woman named samantha power, one of her cheech e chief foreign policy advisedders, and i don't think see the sense that he has changed or developed a deeper or better understanding of how to deal, for instance, with the economy, than he did from day one. >> host: finally, edward lin, i
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
] >> thank you. i also have the distinction that i read and commented on stewart -- john stuart's book. no one has come after me today. the biggest incendiary, you should have read the draft i read. i am one of the few lawyers who practices in front of the supreme court who did not file a brief in the fisher case. let's begin by remembering that fisher is a concrete lawsuit and not an academic debate about the values of affirmative-action. the question in this case is the university of texas violated the equal protection clause in connection with undergraduate admission programs and abigail fisher when she was injured by what the university of texas did? i want to start by explaining a little more than stuart did about the admission program and what it is supposed to do and what it is not supposed to do and what it does or doesn't do so we have the top 10%. this guarantees anyone who graduates in the top 10% of their high school class in texas, admission to the university of texas. it does not get you into your preferred academic program. if you want to be in business, you guarant
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. have you heard the speaker john boehner? here's how smart the democrats are. they made sure that in southwest ohio, john boehner does not have a democratic opponent. it's easy for most of the people to get re-elected. a lot of them have no opponents. more of them have nominal opponents of the major party. nevermind the green party, the libertarian party, justice party, constitution party. they now how to marginalize small parties, keep them out of debates, wear them down with ballot access obstacles. what are we doing about the member of congress? we got to ask ourselves some important questions. answer this one for me. please, be candid. someone who is your neighbor, let's say, knocks on your door, says, hi, i'm your neighbor. i want to tell you about myself if you got a minute. you put down your little iphone, turn off the tv. i spend 23% of your income. i can let all kinds of companies rip you off, unemployee you, under ensure you, disrespect you, invade your privacy, and expo you to toxic chemicals. i can raise and lower taxes, send your children off to war by just letting the p
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 3:45pm EST
off democratic interest groups to invite them to the debate, john kerry wanted to endorse them before new hampshire and he said no. he's on the internet, social media, and i said to axelrod i don't have a better idea for how they could have done this but why don't you break the rules in washington? and axelrod's answer was essentially because it's washington. it's not america. but there really are if you are prisoner to the tyranny of 60 votes, and obama really does believe were certainly did believe that if we get the policy right, the politics will sort of take care of themselves. he said that was blowing down from the top. they took this almost perverse pride and like we are going to put our heads down and do the right thing. the best example of that i tell in the book is for democrats your head will explode when you read this is the story of the tax cuts. you may remember in 2008 pushed to the stimulus it was $180 billion the center for the checks. here's the money. and obama is essential we did the same thing except for the czech part because the beah neuroeconomics shows
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 2:00pm EDT
started january 1st, 1962, by president john f. kennedy. the reason he started the seals was he wanted to have a force, sea, air and land, and no, what president kennedy wanted to do was have a force of people, a highly trained course to put in difficult -- could not only respond tactically but be thoughtful about working in some difficult situations. the international relations theory was the flexible response. we needed to respond in a flexible manner to any threat out there and that led to the development of the seal team. >> any comment about that? >> the common on the latest book about the bin laden raid, i don't think that with a good book to write. i will tell you why. one was tremendous respect admiral mcrae then, a four star navy seal admiral in charge of special operations. he took over from at role eric olson, another 4-star navy seal and charges that watered -- special operations command and there were classified and sensitive information in the book and important that we keep that classified and sensitive information secret so that we could protect other navy seals conduct
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
-jo's to have a late night meal and this is about 11:30 p.m., and mr. dick gephardt ordered, john -- i don't know, a cheese burger and a milk shake. he knew i was photographing him and this was a photo i took as he was informally talking to reporters. >> expression on his face, he doesn't look very happy. >> no, he doesn't. >> was that normal? >> well, a lot of candidates have different expressions and you get into the whole business of masks, without being too intellectual about it, reading the tea leaves, people have faces, candidates do. the happy campaigner, the piling candidate, the upbeat person, the forceful person, the strong leader face, and they have other faces when the cameras aren't on and that was one of the things i was able to do i feel in this campaign and with this project was to get behind the campaign face more than usual. and to see what they really look like when the cameras weren't rolling or the voters weren't in front of them. if you have see four photographs like that, i'm not doing -- i don't have a specific idea in mind, with dick gephardt or a message or an
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. i'm sorry. >> i'm john rosenberg, i've been writing a blog on discrimination for longer than i can now remember. i have a question mainly for stuart. he's heard this from me before so it won't be a surprise really. i thought the book itself was magisterial, really, just incomparable until it got to the end where it didn't call for an end to preferences based on race. one of the strongest reasons given in the book for not calling for banning race preferences, seems to me, like, mr. heckler's veto. well, they'll never obey it or go along with it so we can't get rid of race preferences because they want to do it so too much. i grew up in the state where the governor stood in the schoolhouse door, and i'm not really a moved by that argument very much, but i want to ask you a narrower, but very specific question. the things that two of you proposed at the end of the book to come up with a middle way between abolishing preferences and keeping them, your middle way had three points -- transparency, which we talked about a lot, trying to cap preferences by limiting them to the number of --
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 8:30pm EDT
-president and that is how she made her name. still, she was better than john mccain. and you know in the hillary obama debate, the questions going question's going to obama were so thoughtful saturday night live did a sketch on it with hillary being asked these incredibly intricate, complicated policy questions and then the moderator asking obama if he would like another pillow. [laughter] and that was a fair summary and the stunning thing of last week's debate was and how poorly obama did. he is as good as he ever was. [applause] if john mccain had been on the stage with him, we would be the ones -- [inaudible] that is how magnificent mitt romney was in was the first time obama had to face a tough opponent, the first time. his whole life he has been, as he says, make any fast moves and he looked home and why people will love you. by his own account he was smoking pot at occidental university not particularly applying himself and manages to transfer to one of the premier universities and america, colombia and from there he rockets to harvard law school and president of "the harvard law r
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 9:30pm EDT
meet you. that is fine. that is why there of hughes psychos. >> your name is john? why did it in you leave oklahoma? there is a lot of oil out there. >> guide joined the military >> thank you for your service. >> technically, no pictures. you can do them while i am assigning. i hear that all lot. by before father's day. happy birthday. nice to meet you, meredith. >> there work at the center for public justice. and a organization promoting social injustice. >> good for you. it was formed in the '70s. >> i have not heard of that before. i will look into it. hello. thank you i am getting these four family. >> ice jams -- i am in sales. i will be honest. it is very nice to meet you. >> you should hang out where they are selling the books. >> and caisse i need dental work. >> do have an accent? thanks for coming. >> [inaudible] >> win is his birthday? >> halloween. thank you last night i saw the romney and paul ryan. >> night before even. [laughter] >> you did it with that? what happened to your wrist? >> q. did a better summary than i could give. >> i read demonic one year-ago. >> i get
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 7:15pm EDT
than john mccain. [laughter] and even, you know in the hillary-obama debate, the questions to obama were softball that saturday night live did a sketch on it with hillary clinton asked complicated policy questions and the moderator asking obama if he wanted another pillow. [laughter] that was a fair summary, and the really stunning thing of last week's debate was not how poorly obama did. he was as good as he ever was. [applause] if john mccain was on the stage with him, we'd be the ones with long faces this week. no, it was how magnificent romney was and first time obama faced a tough opponent. i mean, his whole life he's been, as he says, as long as you don't make fast moves, look calm, white people love you. by his own account, smoking pot at the university, not particularly applying himself, and manages to transfer to the premier universities in america, columbia, and from there, he rockets to harvard law school, and he's instantly president of the harvard law review, he was president for two weeks, and he wins the nobel peace prize? [laughter] this was the first test faced, and
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 9:00am EST
enlisted the six vermont regiment and became a combat officer. his younger brother, john crandall became a doctor when the civil war begins, she enlists the 16th for my regiment and that's one of the regiment to pickett's charge. after the battle, he takes care of the vermont wounded on the battlefield. at the war he's a man of the venture and goes west enjoyed george armstrong, custer said calvary. race wonderful letters about the plane indicates that while before little big horn. his brother in the civil war, richard, was in the major fighting in the east and he survives, comes home in 1864. a friend of his from dartmouth goes to the top of one of our high mountain and camps out overnight and they talk about a war. crandall remarks that to have seen the six core at the battle of fredericksburg was a lifetime experience. he goes back to war with the vermont arcade in the overland campaign. he survived the great battle and then a whole herber he survives the big attack. but on the seventh day of june june 1864, a sharpshooter from long-distance kills him that and his body is broug
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 10:00am EDT
your speech. after the attack the john mccain of writing the book in regards to that navy s.e.a.l. about the attack. of threats and he and his family you have been a retired navy s.e.a.l. as this happens to you? >> sir, it has not. what happened in that case was that there were a very specific mission and concerns about very specific classified and sensitive information that was actually contained in that book. of course he was part of that mission and he was 65 there were concerns about threats against him. what we have done in "the warrior's heart" and also in this is all the of permission we have shared is publicly available information about what happens in that navy s.e.a.l. training, but we put it together in such a way that people can think that just about what navy s.e.a.l. do and what they live through but how they reflect on that and make it part of their own lives as they think about their own challenges. and so because the books are different in now way we have not had any -- i have not had any problems. in fact, i've had a tremendous amount of support. so it has been
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
vermont regiment and became a combat officer. his younger brother, john crandall, became a doctor. when the civil war began, he enlisted in the 16 vermont regiment and that is one of the things that is very important. he is a man of adventure and he goes west, he writes wonderful letters home of the planes in and the bison, but he gets out well before. but his brother come in the civil war, richard, he is in the major fighting in the east. he survives and comes home 1864. they talk about the war it was a lifetime of experience. he survived the great battle of wilderness. on the seventh day of june, 1864, a sharpshooter from long-distance kills him dead. his body is brought back here. this is a civil war site. i was able to identify this as being their home, although it was a difficult search. the family did not own a home. they were renters and tenant farmers and it was very difficult to find land records and census records let me to it. they came from these remote places in vermont. the most famous inaugural comic gettysburg, for instance, going from these little towns down these
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, including song of the dodo, which won the john burroughs medal potential history rating. david holds honorary degrees from colorado college in montana state university where he served as though professor of western americans studies. he's also won the national magazine award three times for articles in a wide variety of magazines including "esquire," the atlantic and "rolling stone." the third of these awards, magazine awards was for the "national geographic" story called what starr went wrong. national agree -- "national geographic" kids in the -- which requires them to recommend egc three articles a year? three articles a year for "national geographic." he describes his sealed biology, evolutionary biology, theoretical ecology and conservation. after this evening, i hope you will have as much appreciation for his physical strength and stamina as you have for his writing talents. in his field research ejects indiana jones through the resource that many of us would never want to step foot in. tonight you're going to learn a new word, at least i learned a new word. who knows this are
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Nov 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
interpreted as john marshall said that has to be flexible and able to meet the needs of the day, and at the same time, the same people will say that the theory of the old constitution has to be emptied out and a new theory put into that old bottle. these are two contradictory accounts, but i think the -- the more fundamental, the more serious, and the more controversial one was you really have to completely change the accepted theory of what government is for in order to charge officials, whether judges or presidents or legislatures with the purpose and the authority and the understanding to do their adjustments, to keep it current, and on this question, wilson is, he is, in a way, democratic with a small "d," and his idea was you never get too far ahead of where the people are. he, you know, it's probably not widely known that wilson very much admired burke, a critic of the french revolution, and he thought one was crazy because they got too far ahead of what french society could absorb. his vision of the future was too forward looking, and the kind of leader you wanted to be was ti
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Oct 29, 2012 12:00am EDT
telephone. he was sending john mccallum, the cia director of the center of intelligence come he would send john, who was very tight in the republican politics at this point, she would send him to advise. whenever there were -- he was reading the congressional leaders a was a bipartisan. he wasn't getting the democratic leaders on the phones giving them privileged information so he was very careful to be bipartisan in his political. >> host: i have to say when the tape recordings on the discussions emerged, they suggested that jfk and the advisers were not so much fearful or not so fearful that if they accept a public trade that this would appear weak to the american domestic political audience is that they would appear weak to nato. that they get the trade and ally were sacrificed and allied's interest that the net result was the same the deal was kept secret even in the end. >> guest: that's right if you are in a moment of crisis like this trying to negotiate things like how to get out of the crisis to train missiles and things you want yourself to be in the strongest possible
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Oct 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
lor--john maynard keynes had said everything there was to say about economics. but once we got stagnation and inflation at the same time, it was quite clear that someone had to revise economics. and although i knew i couldn't do it myself, i--at least i wanted to understand what was going on. so i took the year off, and i came to washington at the american enterprise institute, and mr. ford had just lost the election, so that laurence silberman and bob bork and nino scalia all came out of government. and before going on to their other careers as judges or as professors, they spent something like six months at the american enterprise institute. and we had no cafeteria then, we had no lunchroom, so we--the four of us brown-bagged it every day and just talked. then jude wanniski came down on a fellowship--he was writing his book then--and he started talking to us about supply-side economics, which was very interesting and about which we knew nothing, and those were a very stimulating peri--that was a very stimulating period for all of us. at our luncheons, we never talked about la
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Nov 4, 2012 12:00pm EST
contested election when john adams in thomas jefferson, that the teacher is 20 years earlier, who had combined to really bring the declaration of independence into being were now fierce political rivals. they had maintained a friendship of sorts as jefferson served as vice president, with the result affiliate presidents and vice presidents elected back then, something that changed soon after. jefferson and adams had begun to form what were the beginnings of the two political parties, out of the federalists along with alexander hamilton, who is no great friend or ally jihad atoms by the way and jefferson on the other side has been known as the democratic republican. that's why alluded to the fact that jefferson and when he was inoculated said we are all democrats and republicans were trying to break the separation. that election had begun with complaints that adequacy monarchist. there were newspapers of the day. the most famous in philadelphia published by benjamin franklin's grand son that called atoms and overweight, corrupt monarchies. he was accused of sending his vice presidentia
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Nov 4, 2012 11:00am EST
in special briefings during the crisis. he was sending john mccone from the cia or, he would send john mccone in party politics at this point to go brief eisenhower. whenever he was briefing congressional leaders, it is a bipartisan affair. he was not getting democratic leaders on the phones and giving them privileged information. he was careful to be bipartisan in his political awareness. >> host: when the tape recording and transcript of the october 27 discussions emerged, they suggested jfk and appraisers were not so much fearful that if they accepted a public trade, this would be the american domestic lytic audience with nato, that they had betrayed and ally are sacrificed and allied interest. the net result was the same, that the deal was kept secret in the end. >> guest: if you're in the moment crisis trying to negotiate a trade missiles or anything like that coming in actually want yourself to be in a strong responsible position and you don't do that by volunteering information or volunteering things that are going to invite attacks. fish is natural. it's how you govern ess
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Oct 28, 2012 9:00pm EDT
central intelligence, john mccohen, tight in republican party politics at this point, sent him to brief eisenhower. whenever there were -- he was briefing congressional leaders, it was a bipartisan affair, not getting democratic leaders on the phone giving them privileged information. he was carriful to be bipartisan in the political awareness. >> host: the recordings suggested that jfk and the advisers were not so much fearful or at least not so unfearful that if they accepted a public trade if that would appear weak to american domestic political audiences, but appear weak to nato they betrayed aen ally or sacrificed an ally's interest, and, you know, but the net result was the same that the deal was kept secret in the end. >> guest: exactly, yeah, that's right. if you're in a moment of crisis like this trying to negotiate things like how to get out of the crisis, whether to trade missiles or anything like that, you, naturally, want to be in the strongest possible position, and you don't do that by volunteering information or volunteering things that are potentially going to inv
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Oct 28, 2012 12:00am EDT
are issues that have answers. if you were in vietnam in 1969 you would know john kerry was a liar or a hero. too much of the coverage default in putting people up on both sides. "nightline" said that team back to be a mom that year and found villagers who recounted what happened. i concluded there was right or wrong and john kerry was right to. there is a host of questions like that. there are some polls that are reliable. sometimes the news media puts them all up there. how many medical studies? i think that is something that people owe you. >> i stick to the medical study that caffeine and alcohol are good for you. [laughter] >> i am an avid abc news watcher. i feel there is the decline of quantity of hard news in favor of fluff news. they spend more time on what michael jackson had then what happens with mitt romney. >> guest: i am delighted you are an avid abc news watch your. people ask me with the news is headed. it is always changing looking back at walter cronkite, it will continue to change. i continue to watch in abc news there is always material i think it is just great
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